The Class of 2020 Report

The class of 2020 is graduating into an unprecedented labour market. While current realities make this year unlike any other, 2020 graduates still have hopes to land their first job and dreams of what that workplace will look like.

Now in its fifth year, the annual iCIMS “Class of” report provides entry-level hiring perspectives across graduating university seniors, corporate recruiters, and HR professionals. As businesses navigate economic and cultural impacts in the “new normal,” this report provides a better understanding of this unique class of graduates and how employers can navigate the new future of work to drive business forward.

“How we work, and how we get work done, has radically changed in the past decade. The very term ‘workforce’ should reflect not just personnel, but contractors, retirees, gig workers, and more – because that’s what comprises the modern workforce. How we build that winning workforce – i.e., hiring – has and should radically change, as well.” said Steve Lucas, CEO of iCIMS.

The report includes data-driven insights, best practices from subject matter experts and leading employers, as well as tips and insights on tools like mobile recruiting software to enable your team to communicate via text and chatbots. It also explores recruitment marketing software for creating dynamic, engaging career sites and advice for writing SEO-optimised job descriptions, as well as offer management tools for seamless transitions from candidate to new hire. Read on to learn how your business can equip itself to source, engage, and hire the newest wave of candidates trying to enter the workforce.

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